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April 07, 2016 07:00 ET

Instacart Launches One-Hour Grocery Delivery Service in Baltimore

Second Expansion City of 2016; Retail Partners at Launch Include Whole Foods Market, Price Rite, BJ's Wholesale Club, and Petco

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - April 07, 2016) - Instacart (www.Instacart.com), the fast-growing retail delivery service whose personal shoppers hand pick and deliver items from trusted local stores, announced today an expansion into Baltimore, its 20th metro area of operation. As of today, Baltimore residents can now order from Whole Foods Market, Price Rite, BJ's Wholesale Club, Petco, Safeway, and Harris Teeter to have their groceries delivered straight to their doorsteps in as little as one hour.

Maryland ranked third overall for innovation and entrepreneurship by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. "Baltimore is no stranger to cutting edge technology, and we're excited to bring on-demand grocery delivery to its residents," said Apoorva Mehta, Founder and CEO at Instacart. "After experiencing rapid growth and customer adoption along the East Coast, Baltimore was a natural new city for us to launch in."

Neil Duffy, President of Price Rite also expressed his excitement for Instacart's arrival to Maryland's largest city. "Price Rite already combines low prices with variety, quality and freshness to provide great products for customers, and we're thrilled now to bring groceries straight to our customers' doorsteps," said Duffy. "Partnering with Instacart will provide our customers with a new way to shop and save time and money."

Instacart will deliver throughout Baltimore including: Federal Hill, Locust Point, Fells Point, Canton, Inner Harbor, and Downtown.

How Instacart works: Customers go online to www.Instacart.com or open the Instacart mobile app on their iPhone or Android device, select their city and store, add items to a virtual cart, and then choose a delivery window (within one hour, within two hours, or some scheduled time in the future) and check out. An Instacart Personal Shopper accepts the order on his/her smartphone, uses the Instacart Shopper app to guide them through shopping, and then delivers the order to the customer in the designated delivery timeframe.

New customers can sign up at www.Instacart.com. For other FAQs, visit https://www.instacart.com/faq.

About Instacart

Instacart allows people to order groceries online by connecting them with personal shoppers who hand pick items at customers' local, favorite stores and deliver straight to their doors. Founded in San Francisco in 2012, Instacart has quickly scaled to 20 metropolitan areas across the U.S. and partnered with dozens of grocery retailers, including popular national chains (Whole Foods Market, Costco, Petco) as well as local, regional grocers (Marsh Supermarkets, Bi-Rite, Cub Foods). By combining a personal touch with cutting-edge technology, Instacart offers customers a simple solution to save time and eat fresh food from the grocery brands they trust. Instacart is the only grocery service that can meet today's on-demand lifestyle by delivering in as little as one hour. First delivery is free at www.Instacart.com.

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